Archive | March, 2012

Things to Consider When Trying to Improve Your Credit Rating

28. March 2012

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We all want the best credit rating we can get. If yours is not perfect, definitely work to improve it. However, please realize that many illegal and shady ways to restore your credit exist, and none are worth risking it all for. For the most part, most companies with guaranteed credit repair are scams. It […]

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Does Today’s Real Estate Market Make You Want to Buy a Home?

25. March 2012

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The misfortune of so many homeowners going through foreclosure has created a windfall of properties to choose from for those looking to buy homes in Florida. Many experts are suggesting those in the position to buy should do so now, with good prices and good interest rates. There are many different sites to choose from […]

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What to Consider When Beginning Your Estate Planning

22. March 2012

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First and foremost, all estate-planning professionals recommend a detailed will. While there are kits available to make your own will, they will not come with seasoned professional advice. If you have numerous assets and specific desires for how they should be distributed, it is recommended you create your will with the help of an attorney. […]

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Celebrity Bankruptcy and Foreclosure News

17. March 2012

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Though one might assume that celebrities would be immune to troubles like bankruptcy and foreclosure, this is not always the case. SmithLaw took some time to see which celebrities are facing trouble these days. Bankruptcy Gary Busey, recently known as the Pepperoni Prophet on Celebrity Apprentice, filed for bankruptcy. His debt is estimated to be […]

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The National Mortgage Settlement Agreement

14. March 2012

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Florida will get about 8.4 billion dollars in relief from the new National Mortgage Settlement. (California is the only state that will receive more.) That is great news! However, it will not happen quickly and it will not help every homeowner. Specifics First off, the settlement is restricted to mortgages run by JPMorgan Chase, Bank […]

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Florida Bankruptcy Resources

11. March 2012

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Going through a bankruptcy is stressful enough, without the added concern of not being able to find detailed information about its limitations, procedures, and outcomes. SmithLaw created our blog for just this purpose–as a helpful resource for those seeking basic information about various legal issues. Below. we have listed some other resources that you might […]

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The Types of Probate in Florida

5. March 2012

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When someone dies, his or her remaining estate is handled through a process called probate. Probate deals with the debts, assets, and other remaining situations of someone’s estate. It usually works together with the deceased’s will and with any claims from creditors or other interested parties, all the while following the rules and procedures set […]

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Foreclosure News for Manatee County, Florida

1. March 2012

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Foreclosure News for Manatee County, Florida  It looks like Manatee County, Florida is doing pretty well with its foreclosure rate, compared to nationwide trends. According to the RealtyTrac.com website, 1 in every 262 housing units in Manatee County was in foreclosure in January 2012 (meaning foreclosure filings have commenced). Compared to the national average of […]

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